Tribal Cultural Heritage in India in the 21st century

India has the most diversified population of native peoples worldwide “According to the official Census held in 2001, Adivasis [indigenous peoples] constitute 8 per cent of the nation’s total population, …

A guided tour of this website

The term Adivasi  (Adibasi) was coined in the 1930s. It refers to the various “indigenous peoples of India” (adi “original”, “earliest” –vasi “inhabitant”, “settler”): “Indigenous communities of India are commonly referred to as tribal or adivasi …